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Ve r n o n , B C : O k a n a g a n P l a y g r o u n d Article and photography by Jennifer Merrick

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ur bike ride along the newly-opened Okanagan Rail Trail, a 50km multiuse pathway that ran from the north end of Kalamalka Lake to the center of Okanagan Lake in downtown Kelowna, took much longer than expected. It wasn’t because we had to catch our breath. At 1.3% maximum grade, it was pretty much flat. Nor did we have any mechanical issues. The bikes arranged by outfitters at Predator Ridge were in top shape and the

extra-wide tires perfectly suited to the wellgroomed gravel trail. The weather was also ideal, with the Spring sunshine warming us at a time when ice still covered the sidewalk outside my Eastern Canadian home. So why did the bike ride take so long?

peaks of the Monashee Mountains that surrounded them. We’d stop, take out our phones, snap a few pictures, get back on our bikes and pedal until the next look-out, which was inevitably more photogenic. And once again we’d stop…well, you get the idea. It was all just too picture-perfect to resist.

The views! Every time we turned a corner, a gorgeous vista appeared before us with mirror-like glacial lakes reflecting the

Though the bike trail is new, the Okanagan Region, located in south central British Columbia, attracts Vancouverites

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